Diabetes Frequently Asked and Question – Part 1

Diabetes Frequently Asked and Question – Part 1

November 2, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


diabetes frequently asked in question
one what is diabetes when you swallow food it goes into your stomach where
enzymes break it down to simple sugars the sugars that are found in food like
potato bread and pasta are taken up more slowly by the enzymes than the sugars
that are in sweet foods such as chocolate and toffees the sugar is then
taken from your stomach to your small intestine where it enters your
bloodstream to be carried all around your body
normally when sugar starts entering your bloodstream a hormone called insulin is
released from a part of your body called the pancreas insulins job is to take the
sugar out of the bloodstream and feed it to all the cells that make up your body
each cell is like a tiny oven that uses the sugars fuel they need a constant
supply of sugar to keep them going when you have type 1 diabetes your pancreas
doesn’t produce insulin anymore your stomach will continue to take out the
sugar from the food you eat but there will be no insulin to take it out of
your bloodstream and feed it to your body cells this means that the amount of
sugar and your blood keeps on going up and the cells don’t get any fuel at this
point your body will start to tell you that something is not right you will
probably pass a lot of urine feel thirsty and hungry and lose weight too
why me nobody really knows what causes diabetes one thing is for sure diabetes
isn’t your fault and it is certainly not because of something you have eaten or
something you have done wrong diabetes may be passed down in families just like
the color of your eyes for some people diabetes may be triggered after a viral
infection 3 how do I test my blood sugar level the only way to actually find out
if your sugar level is too high to low or well-balanced is to test your blood
sugar level regularly by pricking your finger with a bland zorinda Lancet
choose the finger you want to pricking your thumb and index finger
massage your finger carefully this helps bring blood into your finger using a
Lancer in The Lancet print the side of your finger do not print the very end
because it would be more likely to hurt once you have pricked your finger put a
drop of blood onto a test strip and read the result update your diary every few
weeks by using the storage memory on the testing meter this will allow you to see
trends and work out what you need to change for why do I have to object
because your body completely stops making insulin the only way to treat
your diabetes is to give yourself insulin that your body can’t produce
anymore however if you swallow insulin it will be destroyed in your stomach and
will not be able to do its job that’s the reason why you have to give yourself
injections of insulin through the skin but don’t worry
today’s insulin needles are so thin and tiny that you will hardly feel a thing
to inject your insulin you will have the choice between an insulin syringe and an
insulin pen your diabetes nurse will help you to choose the one that is best
for you there are also different types of insulin to be used with your syringe
or your pen the most common ones are clear insulins and cloudy insulin